Apart from free delivery and early access to sales, an Amazon Prime membership has other perks too. It includes an unlimited library of movies and series in many different languages. That comprises of several best Amazon Prime Original series that are only available on the service and cannot be streamed anywhere else.

Beginning in 2013, Amazon.com distributes original television programs through its Prime Video service, some of which are developed in-house by Amazon Studios. While the overall selection of original series on Amazon Prime Video isn’t as extensive as what you’ll find on Netflix, there are several critically acclaimed pieces that are worth your time.

Best Amazon Prime Original Series

Here’s a look at the best Amazon Prime original series that are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Mirzapur

The iron-fisted Akhandanand Tripathi is a millionaire carpet exporter and the mafia don of Mirzapur. His son, Munna, is an unworthy, power hungry heir who will stop at nothing to inherit his father’s legacy. An incident at a wedding procession forces him to cross paths with Ramakant Pandit, an upstanding lawyer, and his sons, Guddu and Bablu.

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 9

Stars: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey

The Family Man

The Family Man is an edgy action-drama series, which tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. While he tries to protect the nation from terrorists, he also has to protect his family from the impact of his secretive, high-pressure, and low paying job.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 10

Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi

Breathe

Breathe is an Indian drama that explores the lives of ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. Kabir (Sadh), a brilliant but non-conventional officer of the Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead up to an unlikely suspect – the affable Danny (Madhavan). Kabir will not stop till he cracks the case and delivers justice.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 8

Stars: R. Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi

Hunters

Inspired by true events, Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City who discover that hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America. And so, they do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice. But they soon discover a far-reaching conspiracy and must race against time to thwart the Nazis’ new genocidal plans.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 10

Stars: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton

The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye

The Forgotten Army is a true epic war series about the Indian soldiers from the Azad Hind Fauj who marched 3,884 kms from Singapore to Delhi to free their country from the British. Led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, they fought against their size and scale but were labelled by the then ruling establishment as traitors. Experience an action-packed series recreate this momentous juncture in history.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 5

Stars: Sunny Kaushal, Sharvari, Rohit Choudhary

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

No. of seasons: 2

No. of episodes: 16

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Noomi Rapace, Abbie Cornish

The Man In the High Castle

Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz, The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

No. of seasons: 4

No. of episodes: 40

Stars: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

Patriot

To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover — that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

No. of seasons: 2

No. of episodes: 18

Stars: Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus

Bosch

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), an LAPD homicide detective, stands trial for the shooting of a serial murder suspect – just as a cold case involving the remains of a boy forces Bosch to confront his past. As daring recruit, Julia Brasher (Annie Wersching), catches his eye, and departmental politics heat up, Bosch will pursue justice at all costs.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

No. of seasons: 5

No. of episodes: 50

Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino

Hanna

In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 8

Stars: Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track– husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at – and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

No. of seasons: 3

No. of episodes: 26

Stars: Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, Rachel Brosnahan

Goliath

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

No. of seasons: 3

No. of episodes: 24

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello

Homecoming

Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, when the Department of Defense questions why she left Homecoming. Heidi realizes there’s a whole other story behind the one she’s been telling herself.

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 10

Stars: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James

Inside Edge

Inside Edge is the story of the Mumbai Mavericks, a T20 cricket franchise playing in the Powerplay League. Set in a landscape of conflicting interests, where selfishness is almost a virtue, where sex, money, and power are mere means to an end, Inside Edge is a story that pulls no punches, minces no words, and takes no prisoners. Come witness the game behind the game.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

No. of seasons: 2

No. of episodes: 20

Stars: Richa Chadha, Vivek Anand Oberoi, Angad Bedi

Sneaky Pete

A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) on the run from a vicious gangster (Bryan Cranston) takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete. He reunites with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape – and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

No. of seasons: 3

No. of episodes: 30

Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane Mcrae

Conclusion

With a substantial selection of Amazon Prime originals, you’ll have to make some choices about how to spend your precious binge time. Did we miss out on any Prime Original series that you think should be a part of this list? Let us know in the comments below.


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